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Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Aug 2017
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Aug 2017
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Aug 2017
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Aug 2017
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sorry Ruth see comments below, I obviously have no idea
Insufficient or inconclusive evidence 1 Sep 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Trifolium repens 11 Aug 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Leptorhynchos squamatus 6 Aug 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 3 Aug 2017 ruthkerruish

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Many seed heads which are very small.


   9 Aug 2017
Any chance of getting a good closeup of the flowers? When I blow one up, it appears to be a head of small bell-shaped flowers. Which leaves belong to the flowers - the linear grass-like leaves or the short broad leaves in a sort of rosette in photo 1?
   9 Aug 2017
Hope the 2 new photos are some help. The attached leaves seem to be grasses. The flower stalk is only about 10 cm or less and very fragile.
   9 Aug 2017
Thanks Ruth - definitely a clover will need to check books at home to determine which one it is
   18 Aug 2017
I think the original suggestion of Leptorhynchos squamatus is the better one. It definitely isn't Trifolium repens, and the stiff stalks suggest to me that it isn't a clover at all.
   18 Aug 2017
The plants are so small, flower stalks are 10cm or less. Will keep a watch on the area.
Varanus wrote:
   18 Aug 2017
Agree that it is more likely to be Leptorhynchus squamatus.
   1 Sep 2017
I will keep a lookout for the area - it is near a pathway. The strange thing is there does not seem to be any leaves, they may have died and we are just left with the seed stalk.
   1 Sep 2017
Yep, Leptorhynchos foliage does die off over the winter. Shouldn't be too long now till things start growing and flowering again.
   1 Sep 2017
Thank you

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 3 Aug 2017 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

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  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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